NATO and the United Nations held annual talks virtually on Monday (29 June 2020) with a strong focus on the fight against COVID-19.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have intensified our cooperation with the UN as we strive to strengthen the resilience of our societies. As part of a global response, NATO is helping the UN with airlift and other critical capabilities that are greatly needed at this time,” said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană.
He participated in these talks alongside NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Bettina Cadenbach and, on the UN side, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, as well as Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support Atul Khare.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, NATO and the UN pledged to work together on areas including gendered impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, specialist medical care, and a range of technical areas.